Monday, April 1, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Quantitative restrictions on exports go
New Exim policy unveiled; focus on agriculture, cottage industry
New Delhi, March 31
The Union Commerce Minister, Mr Murasoli Maran, today unveiled a five year Exim Policy (2002-07) incorporating comprehensive sops to the sagging exports sector.
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  Industry, chambers happy
  Exports procedure simplified

     I’m not quitting, says Maran

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Murasoli Maran (right) and Minister of State for Industry Raman Singh release the export and import policy (2002-2007) in New Delhi on Sunday. 
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7 killed in fresh Gujarat violence
Ahmedabad, March 31
Seven persons were killed and several injured as fresh violence broke out in Ahmedabad, Mehsana and Anand districts of Gujarat last night bringing more areas under curfew.
Fourteen-year-old Kavita Parmar holds a homemade bomb

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Fourteen-year-old Kavita Parmar holds a homemade bomb which was thrown by rioters at her house in Ahmedabad on Sunday. — Reuters photo

Fighting rages at Arafat’s headquarters
Ramallah (West Bank), March 31
Israeli troops encircling Mr Yasser Arafat’s headquarters traded fire with his guards today, ignoring a United Nations call to lift their siege and an Easter appeal for peace by the Pope. Palestinian officials said Israel was trying to storm the building where Mr Arafat is holed up.

       14 Israelis die in suicide attack
  World page: Israeli troops break into Ramallah  Governor’s office


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Tercentenary celebrations

Tehelka expose

Maharaja Ranjit Singh: special features & photos

Jaswant arrives in Shanghai
Jaswant SinghShanghai, March 31
External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh arrived here on the second leg of his five-day visit to China that has seen a warming of relations between the two Asian giants. 

Four killed, 200 hurt in Taiwan quake
Taipei, March 31
Four persons were killed and more than 200 injured as Taiwan was shaken today by a powerful earthquake that started fires, cracked walls and sent two high-rise cranes crashing to the ground, authorities and media reports said.

Queen Mother to be laid to rest on April 9
Queen MotherLondon, March 31
Britain’s Queen Mother will be laid to rest at Windsor Castle beside her beloved husband King George VI after a ceremonial funeral on April 9, Buckingham Palace announced today. 

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With computers omnipresent, IT invades all sectors of life

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Tracking criminals with PCs
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Statute panel submits report
Makes far-reaching recommendations

New Delhi, March 31
The Constitution Review Commission has recommended that right to education, right against torture and right to privacy be conferred as fundamental rights to the citizens of India.

Sidhu remanded till April 3
Ravinder Pal Singh SidhuKharar, March 31
Mr Roshan Lal Chouhan, Judicial Magistrate, Kharar, today remanded Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu, PPSC Chairman, to police custody till April 3 and ordered that he be produced at 10 a.m. that day.

Rally seeks Sekhon’s reinstatement
Issewal (Ludhiana), March 31
On a call given by the Akali Dal (Amritsar), an all-party protest rally was organised in this village here today to protest against the ‘ouster’ of Air Marshal Manjit Singh Sekhon from the Indian Air Force. 


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